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San Francisco’s Dumpling Time arrives in Japan

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Since opening in San Francisco in 2017, Dumpling Time has amassed a loyal fanbase of hungry diners who can’t get enough of their handmade dumplings. Now, just two years after opening their first restaurant, Dumpling Time is extending their reach across the Pacific, with the opening of their first restaurant in… Read

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Want free all-you-can-eat sushi in Tokyo? Revolving chain wants your YouTube video in exchange

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As one of Japan’s best-loved culinary creations, sushi is already pretty awesome, but it’s somehow even cooler when it’s at a revolving sushi restaurant. Being able to see the fish before you choose what to eat, the instant gratification of grabbing it right off the conveyor belt, and the high-tech fun of the… Read

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Godiva takes swipe at Japan’s 'giri choco' king

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Almost exactly one year ago the Japanese branch of Belgian chocolatier Godiva made a point of letting Japan know how it feels about the country’s practice of giri choco. Also known as “obligation chocolate,” giri choco are the sweets that women in Japan give to platonic male acquaintances, primarily coworkers, on Valentine’s Day, as a general-purpose… Read

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Moooove over, wagyu: British beef and lamb are back in Japan

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Restaurant owners, hotel chefs and purvey­ors of high-end meats across Japan are licking their lips at the prospect of, once again, being able to serve prime cuts of British beef and lamb to customers who appre­ciate the taste and texture of a superior slice. Taste buds were set tingling when, during Prime Minister… Read

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Chocolate-fed sushi fish set to become Valentine’s Day treat in Japan

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Wagyu beef fans often speak in reverent tones of the legendary practice of giving cattle beer to drink, but revolving sushi chain Kura Sushi (also known as Kurazushi) thinks fish could do with a tasty treat of their own. So starting next month, the restaurant will be adding a new type of… Read

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6,000-calorie sushi roll includes pizza as a topping

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Setsubun is one of Japan’s more unusual celebrations. Held each year in early February, it’s sometimes referred to in English as the “bean-throwing festival,” since you’re supposed to throw roasted soybeans either out your home’s door or at someone dressed as an oni/ogre, which somehow blesses you and your family with… Read

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5 famous foods you’ll find in Shizuoka

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Shizuoka Prefecture? That white-capped mammoth called Mount Fuji, right? Even if you come to this Central Japan prefecture to slog to the top of Japan’s highest mountain, you’re bound to be starving afterward. Here are five of Shizuoka’s most famous foods… Read

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Sakura jelly desserts are back on sale

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With the recent release of this year’s sakura forecast, we’re excited about the cherry blossoms returning to Japan. But you know what? We’re equally excited about the return of one of the most beautiful desserts the country has ever produced. Akita Prefecture confectioner Eitaro started making sweets in 1883, when Japan was still ruled a shogun, and… Read

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Still using water to make your instant noodles? You’re missing out on amazing green tea noodles

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Everyone knows how to make instant cup noodles, right? You just open the lid, pour in some boiling water, wait three minutes, and bam – you’ve got a quick, tasty meal. But what if you could have an even tastier meal that doesn’t take any extra time at all to prepare? Our… Read

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New Volcanic Japanese KitKats

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After snaring exclusive rights to the world’s first ruby chocolate last year, Nestlé Japan has been continuing their pursuit for the world’s rarest chocolates, and this year they’ve really outdone themselves, with the announcement of a brand new collection featuring volcanic chocolate. The new range is called Sublime Volcanic. We attended the press event for… Read

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